I am about 8 days Post Op from Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I am experiencing what I am hoping are just minor complications that can be resolved...hopefully someone out there can give me some pointers or advice. For starters I am having really bad indigestion...it is so bad its hard for me to consume pureed food. At first I thought it was just gas...but I would think that by now I would be gas free. I have tried chewable gas x but haven't had any luck. In addition, I am entirely constipated...the doctor suggested milk of magnesia and told me to drink more fluid...hoping that will work. Also, my stomach still seems swollen...is this normal? Finally, I am a week out and down 3 lbs is that a normal amount of weight?
I just feel like although I did a lot homework prior to having the surgery...there are still a lot of things I wasn't aware of...such as the indigestion. I have so much indigestion...it hurts. I tried eating soft eggs this evening but my indigestion was so bad I couldn't get it down.
Any tips or advice you can offer would be very much appreciated.
Also any stage II diet tips would be appreciated...I don't want to eat mashed potatoes but I am getting tired of soup.